DETROIT (WXYZ) - Back to school immunizations are more important than ever, and WXYZ-TV is taking action for you to give students a "boost" as they get ready for school.
WXYZ partnered with the Detroit Institute for Population Health to offer free immunizations as part of "Healthy Living for Kids," Sunday, August 25th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit.
Eligible children three months and older were given free immunizations against a variety of diseases including, polio, rubella, measles, mumps, chicken pox, diphtheria, whooping cough, and hepatitis B. Registered nurses from the Detroit Institute of Population Health administered the shots with the assistance of more than 150 volunteers from the IPH and WXYZ.
The Healthy Living for Kids program includes additional free services such as; dental exams courtesy of Smile Programs… the mobile dentists, heart health exams from Beaumont Hospital, lead poisoning testing and sign-up information for the WIC feeding program. This year, "Children's Village" will feature AAA, Children's Hospital, CHip, Detroit College Promise, Detroit Public Library, Detroit Public Schools, HAP, Michigan Science Center and Playworks.
7 Action News on-air personalities were on hand to greet children and their families - along with Detroit Lions mascot "Roary," Detroit Pistons mascot "Hooper", and Detroit Tigers mascot "Paws". There were also fun giveaways and complimentary snacks/water courtesy of Absopure, Better Made, Costco and Uncle Ray's. Additional treats included ice cream courtesy of First Merit Bank.
The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is located in the heart of Detroit's Cultural Center, at 315 East Warren Avenue.